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Julyne was an incredible host! Communicative, kind and generous with sharing her beautiful brownstone apartment. The location is perfect - a short walk to the subway and a beautiful tree lined street. We loved having our breakfast and reading books on the sweet, bird song filled balcony out back. The bed was fantastic, bathroom and shower great, incredible vintage decor, and neat, tidy and clean. It's a quiet neighbourhood but with busy, interesting and cool streets just a block or two away. My husband and I stayed at Julyne's place for our honeymoon and it was a perfect fit for us. Julyne communicated everything so clearly and was very kind and generous with everything. We will definitely stay here again! Thanks so much!
Julyne was a fantastic host. I greatly enjoyed staying at her apartment with my husband. The 19th-century townhouse in which her first-floor apartment is located is beautiful, and architecturally typical of the historic Park Slope neighborhood. I found her home very welcoming and was immediately at ease in my surroundings. I found her bed quite comfortable. The apartment is spacious for a one-bedroom in NYC and has very high ceilings. I also loved her bohemian-chic vintage Victorian decor. (And she had lots of great books and magazines to flip through as I drank my morning coffee or wound down before bed.)
Park Slope is by far my favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn, and one of my favorite neighborhoods in the entire city. It feels very European. The neighborhood is full of great restaurants, coffee/tea shops, bars, boutiques, and numerous grocery stores and bodegas are nearby. The neighborhood also abuts the second largest park in NYC after Central Park, and it was designed by the same urban planner. It is less flashy than Central Park, but also far less touristy and feels less urban. It's three miles in circumference and is great for walking, running, cycling, or rollerblading, and playing sports on the green (there is a baseball field at the south end). There are also many wooded paths inside the park.
Julyne's apartment is situated right in the center of Park Slope, so it is in close proximity to everything this fantastic neighborhood has to offer.
I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Julyne, who was very warm, friendly, and accommodating. I come to NYC frequently, and I hope to stay at Julyne's place many times in the future.
The apartment is in an excellent location, is very liveable and well maintained with all of the conveniences anyone could want. We would recommend it highly.
I booked Julyne's apartment on behalf of my parents who were visiting me and NYC for the first time. They couldn't be more happy. It was a beautiful apartment and they absolutely loved their stay. Julyne was a great host. She was going to be gone during their stay so we arranged to meet so I could get the apartment keys. Everything was great. My parents loved the apartment and the area. When they return, they definitely want to stay again.
We had a wonderful stay at Julyne Derrick's apartment. It is stylishly decorated and a very comfortable space. The apartment is located within easy walking distance to both the subway and shopping. There is a delightful, small deck at the rear. A great place to leisurely drink a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. From the friendly notes to the vase of pink roses we felt welcome.
If you are looking to experience a great stay in the Park Slope area... then look no further. This is the place...
We stepped thru a door into the most amazing parlor apartment. Everything you could ask for... spotlessly clean, neat, great bed, modern kitchen, lush towels and linens. There is nothing missing at all. Step thru the bedroom onto the balcony and we were treated to a beautiful garden. Out the front door and you are a few steps away from shopping, restaurants and Prospect Park.. Back in the apt, you will, as we were, be mesmerized by the art, antiques and eclectic decor. Staying at Julyne's was an amazing experience,
While we didn't meet Julyne on this trip, everything was coordinated, keys left and a warm welcome note inviting us to make ourselves at home was found.
We are planning to return.. And soon.
Brian & Jewel
This brownstone parlor apartment was beautiful and clean, and had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The host was great to communicate with prior to our stay. The walk-out from the bedroom was a definite plus. Our first experience with airbnb was certainly delightful!
Julyne was the perfect host. She waited at the apartment for our arrival, allowed us to check in early after a redeye, and left the apartment available to us until the afternoon for an evening flight. The apartment is in a terrific area a short walk to the subway with access to some good restaurants and coffee shops. We enjoyed staying in a historical/ typical brownstone. The kitchen was modern and the apartment as a whole was clean, with all the amenities one might need for a stay in Brooklyn, long or short. Thanks Julyne!
My mom stayed here for the week of my wedding it was a fabulous experience Julyne was great. The neighborhood is lovely right near a number of excellent restaurants and bars. They apartment was lovely. I definitely recommend staying here.
Julyne was very respectful of the apartment and easy to work with. It's always nice when you can share your space with people who enjoy your home as much as you do and Julyne was a great guest. I recommend Julyne and would host her again.
Julyne is the ultimate host. And her home is a quiet, classy and comfortable oasis amid the bustle of NY and Brooklyn. Go out on the little back deck to have your coffee and read the NY Times in the morning. Walk up the street for some lunch or to go shopping. This lovely apartment is a great place to stay if you want to experience the hipness of Brooklyn but also be very close to one of the best cities in the world.
I stayed at Julyne's apartment for a month in late 2011. I simply LOVED it! Beautiful apartment, with everything I needed, and then some. The location can't be beat: quiet street, and just around the corner from stores, restaurants, the subway... and only three blocks from Prospect Park, where I rode my bike pretty much every day. Can't recommend it enough - and I'm going to try to go back as soon as I can make it!
The short hop to the vital metro stops along with diversity of the neighborhood is perfect for a New York stay. It's easy to get to Manhattan, and local businesses provide international eateries, the best authentic bagels, a whole food co-op, plenty of yoga options and an easy walk to green park-ness. The apartment is well-appointed with great internet, comfy bedding and a private back porch for your morning coffee. I especially like the original stained glass window in the bedroom.